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    obstinate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word obstinate

    (verb) persist stubbornly
    Example Sentence
    • he obstinates himself against all rational arguments
    (adj) tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
    Synonyms : stubborn , unregenerate
    (adj) stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing
    Synonyms : cussed , obdurate , unrepentant
    (adj) resistant to guidance or discipline
    Synonyms : contrary , perverse , wayward
    Example Sentence
    • Mary Mary quite contrary
    • an obstinate child with a violent temper
    • a perverse mood
    • wayward behavior
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obstinate

obs+tin+ate he ate tin so he is stubborn fellow as he is hard to control

ob+stin+ate.. stin means to stand.. and a stubborn person will always stand by his view..

obs+tin(ate), obsessive teens,they are stubborn,hard to control

ob-steyn-ate.. remember dale steyn.. hez a very stubborn bowler. keeps staring nd taunting at batsmen

un - abstain (unable to control )

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A tin is hard so obs 'tin' ate .. hard headed

sounds like ABSTAIN from change of opinion;unyielding

to b thin stubborn not to ate

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